The military on Tuesday refuted reports that some soldiers were abducted by terrorists during the attack on the Presidential Guards Brigade in Abuja on Monday.
According to the spokesman of the Guards Brigade, Captain Godfrey Abakpa, no soldier was abducted as reported in the media.
He explained that at the time of the attack, some soldiers could not be accounted for because they were taking cover from the attackers.
“No soldier was abducted as reported here. But as at the time the news went out, they were still trying to account for the soldiers who may have taken cover due to the attack,” Channels TV quoted Abakpa as saying.
Troops of the 7 Guards Brigade, which provide security for the Presidential Villa and the Federal Capital Territory Abuja, were ambushed while on patrol along the Kubwa-Bwari Road on Monday.
Reports claimed that an army captain was killed and a Lieutenant and five soldiers still missing in action.